Its a rare day when I wear head to toe black- an even rarer day when I tuck my top into my skirt. Not content with just doing my number one personal “don’t”, I then punctuated the tucked in- ness with a belt. I truly am in the “just don’t give a &^%*” stage of my life.
I have now joined the future and gotten rid of my 2006 P300 Samsung (which I loved), and got myself a smart phone. The problem is, the phone is definitely smarter than its new owner as I have no more than a vague idea how to use it. However, I can just about manage the camera and am having fun twirling while my friends takes 25 photos per second (so it seems). And yes, that is the hanging ribbon sticking out of the neckline. Like I said- don’t give a …. (though I did care enough to tuck it in later).
Skirt- New Look (2004-ish)
Tights and Boots- Evans
Necklace- Topshop (2011-ish)
Erm…. I’m actually speechless.
This should be further incentive to enter the Design a dress for Gabby contest….
Waking up to read yesterday’s Guardian Weekend magazine (my weekends are always busy, I live them in reverse) it was heartening to read Camila Batmangheldjh’s piece in the “What I see in the mirror” column. Each week a different personality writes a frank synopsis on how they see themselves and I love Camila’s description of how she gets dressed in the morning.
I am happy to report that being big has its delights; I gobble up exotic fabrics, sofa trimmings and patchwork quilts, and turn them into the outfit of the day in minutes. I wear with joy brooches the kids make out of cardboard. I don’t wear pierced earrings, because disturbed toddlers pull them off your ear, so my lobes are graced with antique clip-ons and they never match.
No thought to trends, playing down body parts, or considerations of other people’s opinions of how she should look. This is a woman who wears what she loves and loves what she wears- all accessorised with kiddy crafted jewellery and odd earrings. Inspiring.
Read the rest of the piece here.
And the winner is……
Congrats to you Claire, and thank you to everyone for entering!
***UPDATE ON OCT 15***
CONTEST EXTENDED! Contest will now run for an extra week. New closing date- Weds Oct 23 12am.
You’ve all seen the Harper’s Bazaar shoot featuring Gabourey Sidibe wearing a less than inspired outfit, and one thing is clear. Superstar stylists obviously need your help because they don’t have a clue how to dress a larger than size 6 body. If only they’d have asked us we would have put them straight and made Gabby look knockout, like all the other women in that shoot. Still, I’m all for preemptive action so we’re gonna do their job for them so that next time they want to do a high fashion spread with Gabs they have something spectacular to dress her in.
Here comes a pretty big contest.
What should Gabby have worn for that Harper’s shoot?
Draw it! I’m appealing to the creative streak that you all have and by launching a design contest. More work I know, but I’m going to make it worth the effort. This contest is sponsored by Hope and Harvest who are offering a $200AUD voucher…
..and Igigi who are offering a $100 voucher, both to the winning entry.
As its birthday month and I’m feeling generous, I may even throw in a third prize. Also, I would love for as many of you to get involved as possible.
If you don’t think you can draw – fear not- I’m providing a template
All you have to do is print it off, trace it and draw your outfit on, scan it and email it to me. OK- so its a bit more work than just commenting at the bottom of a post, but it will be worth it! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Whatever you design I just KNOW it will blow that Harper’s outfit right out of the water because you’re much more clued up than that.
As there’s a fair bit of work to do I will leave the contest open for three weeks until October 15th, 12am GMT. After that date I will post all the entries and we’ll all vote for the winner. How does that sound? I’m excited already! Ladies and gents- get drawing!
Contest is open worldwide.
Email your entries to: fatgirlclothes at yahoo dot com
Thanks to everyone for entering the Voluptuous Vixen competition and sharing the contest on social media. Much appreciated.
A winner has been chosen at random and that winner is…..
Congrats to you, lady. One voucher winging its way to you soon.
Remember that there’s still time to enter the Rachel Stewart competition….
The image inspiration for today’s outfit-
I love this photo. I have no idea where its from but one of my Facebook friends posted it a while ago. I’ve tried asking him but not had an answer yet so hopefully he can shed some light. I know nothing of the location apart from the fact that it must have been somewhere playing some truly groovesome music some time in the late 70′s, early 80′s. You know I love 80′s fashion so there was no better look to emulate with my brand new second hand pleated skirt. Someone get me a time machine. I think I would have fit right in.
Top- New Look (old) (similar here)
Belt- ASOS (old)
Boots and tights: Evans (similar here)